Shelf stable chickpeas (garbanzo beans)? Tasty Bite has another shelf stable product out there, in its normal ‘tort’ packaging. I found it at Whole Foods, in with the ‘ethnic foods’. It is part of the ‘Meal Inspirations’ line, which features ready to serve legumes and grains.
The chickpeas are vegetarian (I’d call them vegan as well), Kosher and gluten free for those who have dietary concerns. As you can see from the nutritional stats they are a powerhouse:
Protein, fiber and more – these Indian inspired pre-seasoned legumes will make a rice dish better when hiking. They are not light, one of the only real drawbacks, a package is 8 ounces but is 2 very large servings (and beans FILL you up quicker than meat, 4-ounces is a lot!). It isn’t much worse weight wise over carrying a 7-ounce pouch of chicken.
The other drawback is getting over the color of the beans, due to the seasonings. It is worth overlooking that, the taste/texture is very nice.